Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

Help make a difference –

*answer our survey,

*contribute to the blog, or

*contact us.

This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

University of Newcastle as an Employer of Choice for Women

It's that time again - McConkey wants the university to be considered as an Employer of Choice for Women.

To be considered for this, the University has to have policies and initiatives for
"Recruitment, Selection, and Promotion;
Training and Development;
Work Organisation and Conditions of Service;
Arrangements for Dealing with Sex Based Harassment and
Flexible Working Arrangements, including Arrangements for Dealing with Pregnancy."

We know that 61.6% of the staff and students who have reported details of their bullying to us are WOMEN - that is 114 WOMEN.  Other women have contacted us about bullying but are too scared to complete a survey.

So how do you think the University is doing on these aspects?


  1. The most frightening thing about the UoN is the bullying perpetrated by some of the female academics.

  2. I bet there are more than 114 women who have been bullied. I am a woman and I missed that survey. I'm sure there are many others who have been bullied.

  3. 114 WOMEN

    edited by Stop Bullying at University of Newcastle

    Bringing together stories from women staff and students right here at this university, 114 Women exposes the bullying, harassment and discrimination at the University of Newcastle of one hundred and fourteen courageous women.

    Women profiled include staff and students like teachers, social workers, scientists, speech pathologists, language experts and other women who have suffered as they work conscientiously and competently at the University.

    In their stories, women provide the details of why they have been bullied, the effects on them, their work and their families, and the cronyism and corruption that the University tries to keep hidden.

    From eminent staff to undergraduate students, the women in this collection will horrify and disturb you by sharing their personal stories of considering suicide, suffering physical and psychological difficulties, losing their work and income, being ostracised and gagged.

    With Easter approaching, 114 Women is the perfect gift for family and friends of all ages. It will provide a nightmarish but thought-provoking picture of what is really happening right here at the University of Newcastle.

    This is a free publication – All details provided at http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com/